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This is a 27” jointer plane that I made because of the cost of a LN #8 plane. It is made with a two piece construction method. I used steamed beach wood and a 2 3/8” Hock blade and cap iron. It will cut shavings as thin as 5/10,000”. After the local club members used it they asked me to teach a class. I currently am teaching five classes to the club on making planes and spokeshaves. You can find the club at Find the blades at I will start teaching this class at the Sacramento Area Woodcraft store in 2009.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#1 posted 2104 days ago

That is a sharp looking plane. Wish you were closer so I could take the class.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 2104 days ago

I want one…

I’ve always wanted some Hand Planes and Scrapers and the likes. But I never had the money, and was gonna attempt to buy the irons and caps and the likes to build my own, but I didn’t know where to go about to getting that stuff.

Really nice work…


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#3 posted 2104 days ago

Very nice Gary! Sure beats buying one.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 2104 days ago

wish you had time to make a blog of it, but it sounds like you got your hands full now! congratulations on the gig, always inspirational to hear of people making it their way after one certain project….good luck with the classes gary, it will only grow from there!

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#5 posted 2104 days ago

That is one beautiful plane. I am a member of SAW (Sacramento Area Woodworkers) and have taken one of Gary’s plane making classes. The size, mass and feel of this plane make it sweet to use. Gary’s workmanship makes it “Shop Art” as well as a wonderful tool.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#6 posted 2104 days ago

This is something else I enjoy making. Your craftsmanship is fantastic. If you are making another hand plane I would love to read about it.


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#7 posted 2099 days ago

I bought a very similar plane at a local 2nd hand store… it is a Freud jointer plane, also around 27”. I have struggled to make good adjustments with the “wedge” bladeholder mechanism. Any helpful hints, or know where I can find some good info? I have gotten pretty good with the typical Stanley-type planes, but I’m still figuring these wooden planes out.

-- Measure once, curse twice.

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#8 posted 2099 days ago

Beautiful plane. Very impressive.

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#9 posted 2053 days ago

Lovely plane. Very nice execution.


P.S. I dig your shaves too.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 1593 days ago

great work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 1593 days ago

Nice work looks great

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#12 posted 1592 days ago

Thanks to all of you. They dose feel good to use.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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